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Formerly known as thepurplepixel.

I'm most active on SuperUser, but do venture around to other StackExchange sites from time to time. I always love helping people out, and I hope my answers and questions adhere to the highest standards of the StackExchange network.

If you need to contact me, feel free to email tyson (@) tyson.me. Cheers!

I reserve the right to make a snide comment once in a while. Everybody has bad days. Sorry!


Mar
4
comment Connecting a ADSL router to a wireless router. What am I doing wrong?
Is the ADSL device a modem or a router? Your question text and the title seem to conflict.
Mar
4
awarded  Critic
Mar
4
answered Is there any built-in SFTP with GUI on OSX?
Mar
4
comment Is my ethernet port broken?
are any other computers on your network having problems getting an IP address?
Mar
3
answered Software for strong, random password creation?
Mar
1
comment Need a VGA/DVI adapter for a spare working laptop screen
What brand/model is the display? What computer is it from? More specifics would really help.
Mar
1
answered is motherboard compatible with video card
Feb
18
comment IP address of host of Wi-Fi ad-hoc network?
In reality, it doesn't mean that there is a "problem" with DHCP; it just means that it was unable to get an IP through DHCP and automatically assigns itself an IP in the 169.254.0.0/16 range. It's APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing) and it IS a standard that is supported, even on the iPod Touch/iPhone (and really, on most any networked device).
Feb
17
awarded  Editor
Feb
17
revised Original Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 5740G
read over question more carefully; added update re: disc names
Feb
17
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
17
answered Original Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 5740G
Feb
15
answered IP address of host of Wi-Fi ad-hoc network?
Feb
12
comment Backup iTunes (store purchases, iphone backups, playlists) for Windows reinstall
This will work on Windows as well as OS X; iTunes is nice that it keeps everything in one directory. This solution also assumes you have your entire music library consolidated in the iTunes Music folder (if iTunes is set to manage your music for you then you're ok). If not, now would be a good time to do so.
Feb
12
answered Backup iTunes (store purchases, iphone backups, playlists) for Windows reinstall
Feb
12
awarded  Supporter
Feb
11
awarded  Teacher
Feb
11
answered How can I put my MacBook Air into clamshell mode when it's open and working?
Feb
11
answered OSX - laptop giving me a long beep on startup after installing firmware update. “Breathing” light is steady?